This is a post for a few people that have an aversion or phobia of chickens and/or birds. I struggle with being in close proximity (about 20 feet) to any bird or chicken but decided to stay on Kauai for a week. Basically i am terrified of a bird touching me. I knew what I was getting into after having visited the island as a cruise port. I have managed to enjoy the island and do everything I wanted with a few exceptions. I avoid eating outdoors during the day or areas where others are eating. I stayed at the St. Regis and the open windows and doors allow for small birds to come in the main areas and even down the hallway do my room. The St.Regis beach area has a couple of chickens that frequent the beach chairs. The start of the na pali coast hike was stressful getting though the parking lot and a short area in the hike but with the help of my husband I was able to get by that area and hike. So the beauty of the island was worth being confronted with my phobia on a persistent basis but you will be challenged if you have a problem similar to mine. A supportive loved one and realistic expectations helps. I'm glad I didn't let it control me and managed to tour the entire island and did not feel I missed anything.